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£185,000 penalty after filing cabinet sold at auction

By David Kirton

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Northern Ireland Department of Justice £185,000 after the Compensation Agency, which provides compensation to victims of terrorist action, auctioned off a filing cabinet containing the personal information of victims of terrorist attacks. The personal information in question included details of victims’ injuries, family and compensation received as well as confidential ministerial advice on awards…

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